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Kieren Mather, MD, Councilor-at-Large
Kieren Mather, MD
Kieren Mather, MD

Current Position: Dr. Mather is Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine
Education: He received BSc and MD from the University of Calgary (Canada). He completed his clinical training in Canada followed by research training at Indiana University.
Clinical Interest: Diabetes, heart disease in diabetes
Research Interest: Diabetes physiology, diabetes prevention, diabetes complication prevention
Award and Honor:
  • Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • junior faculty and career development awards from the American Diabetes Association
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award

Current AFMR position: Councilor-at-Large
Term: 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2018

Dr. Mather is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, and a clinical investigator in diabetes and metabolic diseases. His expertise is in human cardio-metabolic physiology, with a focus on functional cardiovascular physiology, and clinical studies in diabetes including studies of diabetes prevention and beta-cell preservation. He has extensive experience in metabolic studies in humans using insulin-glucose clamp methodologies, advancing knowledge of physiology and evaluating pharmacologic agents from Stage 1 through Stage 3. He also has expertise participating in clinical studies of established and emerging treatments for diabetes including NIH-sponsored multicenter studies and investigator-initiated, industry-funded studies. Dr Mather is currently involved in 3 project areas: 1) In vivo physiology of blood flow and metabolic regulation in skeletal muscle in humans. 2) In vivo myocardial metabolism in humans, measuring glucose and fat metabolism in the heart using PET. 3) Cross-sectional study of the determinants of vascular and metabolic dysfunction in an Indianapolis population at risk for diabetes.

Dr. Mather received his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. He currently serves on the National Council of the AFMR, as well as on the Publications Committee.

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